The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) has announced the suspension of the local government election in the state earlier scheduled for April 19, over a court judgement.
2 days earlier, Gov. Obaseki said: “I hereby call on the Police Command in the state to get out on the streets and provide adequate security for the protesters and ensure that no one is harassed in the course of exercising their rights in Edo State.”
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Okiye has been purportedly impeached.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has consolidated the grips of the PDP in the South-South geopolitical zone, Nigeria’s main oil and gas basin, by delivering Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State.
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has counsel the INEC and the security agents against compromising the electoral process in Edo State in favour of the APC.
The PDP has alerted the INEC and the DSS of plots by agents of the APC to replace election results where the PDP is leading, particularly in Edo North.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is protesting the clampdown on its governors by security agents in Benin City, Edo state capital, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
The PDP National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election claims that the inability of the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to hold their campaign grand finale, scheduled for Wednesday, is a clear signal that they have given up.
The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a good governance concern, has exposed the two leading governorship candidates in Edo State.